To begin with we must understand what you are competing for and the statistics and numbers of student athelets. Below are some recent statistics from the NCAA.
NCAA 2009 College Participation Statistics
354,587 High School Soccer Players
18,835 NCAA Soccer Players
316,104 High School Soccer Players
19,871 NCAA Soccer Players NCAA
Number of NCAA Men’s Soccer:
Number of NCAA Women’s Soccer:
NCAA Men’s Soccer:
NCAA Women’s Soccer:
Now that we have an idea of how many student athletes are competing for so few scholorships we are ready to take our first step. The first step is to identify and create a list of schools that you may be interested in attending. The number of schools will vary from player to player but should not exceed more than 50 schools to begin with. Below are the links to the majority of soccer conferences in the NCAA I, II, III, NAIA along with a list of Arizona Colleges and Universities.